Novel anti-prostate cancer scaffold identified by the combination of in silico and cell-based assays targeting the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway

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Carlos Alberto Montanari
on 12 09 2019

Phenotypic assays were performed in prostate cancer cell lines to describe the biological activity of PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway inhibitors retrieved from the virtual screening initiative. These novel chemicals share in common the aminopyridine scaffold, hitting PC-3 cells in macromolar range, with selectivity index over fibroblast cell lines. Moreover, a preliminary study of the mode of action by flow cytometry assay pointed out that these compounds had a rapamycin-like response for the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway modulation.

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